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LATEST NEWS

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Exciting Charity Commission unveiled

I am proud to announce that I have been specially selected by a leading animal charity to help celebrate its 135th Anniversary.

The Horse Trust, which provides retirement and respite care for horses and ponies that served in the police and military, has commissioned myself to create a portrait of three of its most famous horses.

The ‘Horse Trust Legends’ artwork, features the heads of three famous horses from the charity’s history. The late Sefton, a British Army horse, who served for 17 years and survived the Hyde park bombings has been honoured within the piece. Met Police horse, Boris – who was awarded the PDSA’s order of Merit for showing outstanding bravery during the Tottenham riots – and Viscount, the longest serving military horse in history, has also been included.

Now that the painting has been unveiled, the artwork has been made into limited edition prints signed by myself. There will be 250 of the prints available, available in both A4 and A3, with 100% of the profits being donated to the charity.

Follow this link to the Horse Trust Website

The beautifully framed original artwork is available on my website with 25% of profits also being donated to the Horse Trust. You can find it in my online shop

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Awarded by Theo Paphitis

On Monday 22nd March it was announced on Twitter that I had been chosen as a weekly award winner of Small Business Sunday #SBS by Theo Paphitis (of Dragons den). To find out more about what this means & the benefits, follow the link – www.theopaphitissbs.com/about

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Exciting Birthday Offers!!

Omg! I’m turning half a century this week & to celebrate I have 3 fantastic offers for you.

Please sign up for my newsletter to hear all about them!!

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Shortlisted for an Award

I’m super excited to announce that I have been shortlisted for an award by Derby Mainframe. I’m in the final 3 for the category of “ Creativity for good”

Mainframe highlight the creative & digital communities in Derby & Derbyshire of which I am proud to be part of!

I can’t wait for the awards ceremony on 27th April. Fingers crossed!

To read more about mainframe & the awards here’s a link to their website

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Check out this great gift guide I’m part of, for Valentine’s gift ideas. Click on the link – https://modernguy.co.uk/alternative-valentines-gifts/

Real Life January 16

Featured in a National magazine!

I’m pleased to share with you the double page spread in the current edition of My Weekly magazine. Thanks so much to Janey Swanson for writing my story.

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Update on Household Cavalry artwork & cards

Original artwork

I’m pleased to announce that the Original Framed Artwork has now sold & made its way to a home in the south of England. I was also delighted to discover that the purchaser’s son was one of the troopers in the painting – so I feel reassured it will be pride of place. 25% of sale is being donated to The Blues & Royals association.

 

Prints

I am also donating 25% of each sale of my limited edition fine art Giclee prints which are available in my shop in 2 sizes, plus a larger size on request. They are signed, numbered & come with a certificate of authenticity. All prints can still be purchased for Christmas up until 23rd December as I post them special next day delivery.

 

Cards

I have been informed by Captain Chris Elliott of The Blues & Royals association that all the 11000 cards that were printed are now SOLD!

Sorry to anyone that missed out.

 

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Featured on BBC East Midlands News

Here’s the clip of me appearing on East Midlands today on 30th November. I was so proud to be featured as a Derby artist & to spread the word about the Household cavalry charity Christmas card. It definitely shared some positive news during this difficult year!

 

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Bat Auction result!

On Halloween the auction ended on my framed Brown long-eared bat painting. I’m so pleased that it raised £360 for the Derbyshire Bat Group. And I’m happy to report it has flew off to its new home already 🙂

The painting was very popular & I seem to have gained a few more followers because of him. Sadly only one person could win, however, I have great news.

I have produced some limited edition fine art giclee prints. They are beautiful quality, in archival mounts, signed & number by me! Complete with a certificate of authenticity. Only 100 will ever be printed.

The great thing is that 25% of each sale will be donated to the Derbyshire Bat Group too. So if you fancy a striking stand out piece of art, then follow the link

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Charity Auction is underway

Here is my framed Brown Long-Eared Bat painting that I have donated to The Derbyshire Bat Group.

The frame gives a floating effect & measures 35cm x 65cm. The colours in it coordinate with my painting perfectly. I’m so pleased with the result

Brown long-eared bats are one of the most common bats in the British Isles but are rarely recorded due to their quiet echolocation calls which make them extremely difficult to pick up on bat detectors. They whisper their ultrasonic calls so that moths don’t hear them approaching and so they need their huge ears to listen for the echoes coming back in the dark.

This painting is now open for bidding until 8pm on Halloween at https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/derbyshirebats.

The auction is on behalf of the Derbyshire Bat Group which is a registered charity (number 1139339) working across Derbyshire to conserve & protect its bats and their environment.

Find out more about their work on their website: http://derbyshirebats.org.uk

UPCOMING & CURRENT EVENTS

 

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June 2021
Love leaving lockdown event
Hosted by @handmade_hour & Pedddle on online platform Tresstle


Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July 2021
Derbyshire Makers Summer Artisan Fair
The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale


Sunday 29th to Monday 30th August 2021
Belper Arts Trail


Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September 2021
Melbourne Arts festival – Art & Architecture trail
The Melbourne Room, Assembly Rooms, Melbourne


Saturday 6th November 2021
Handmadehour online event
Instagram event on @handmade_hour


Friday 26th to Sunday 28th November 2021
Banks Mill Open Studios 
Banks Mill Studios, Bridge street, Derby